AC News Service
Roadrunners Drop Road Game to Lamar-Port Arthur
Seahawks Stay Undefeated in Conference Play
On the road against the defending conference champs, the Angelina College Roadrunners were within five points with four minutes to play before the Lamar-Port Arthur Seahawks pulled away late for an 84-70 win in Port Arthur.
"I love my guys," head coach Todd Neighbors said. "They listen and they compete. We just haven't found that chemistry offensively or defensively we need to be even better. I give a lot of credit to Coach (Matt) Cross and his staff. They have quite a few talented sophomores. It's time for our freshmen to start playing like sophomores.
"I expect us to come out hungry against Lee College on Saturday."
Mike Myers led the Roadrunners with 21 points. Jaylen Daniel added 15 and Victor Mbachu 14 for AC, now 9-6, 0-4 on the season.
Lamar-PA moves to 13-3, 5-0 on the season.
The ‘Runners will host Lee College Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Shands Gymnasium.
Kilgore Pounds Lady Roadrunners
AC Drops First Conference Home Game
One offensive possession pretty much epitomized the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners' night against Kilgore.
Four offensive rebounds led to five point-blank shots for the Lady ‘Runners. Not one of those attempts found the bottom of the net. That was just part of the reason for the Lady Rangers' 75-57 win over AC Wednesday night at Shands Gym.
Another factor was the uncharacteristic 23 turnovers the Lady Roadrunners committed, leading to 17 of Kilgore's point total.
In short, a rough night all around for the home team, leaving the Lady ‘Runners (7-9, 3-2) with their first conference loss at home this season – and the Lady Rangers (7-6, 1-2) with their first Region XIV win.
Aundrea Gamble led Kilgore with 24 points, followed by 15 from Bianca McGee and 12 from Alicia Johnson, who added 10 rebounds for the double-double.
Carlisha Wyatt led AC with 18 points and 10 boards. Brittney Jefferson scored 12 and Elizabeth Marrero 11 as the only other Lady Roadrunners to reach double figures.
Kilgore's defensive effort helped hold AC to less than 30 percent shooting in the first half; however, the Lady Roadrunners were able to stay in the game behind Wyatt's effort, battling back from a pair of 10-point deficits to stay in range and trail 35-29 at the half.
But after closing to within three points at 41-38 with 14 minutes to play, the Lady Roadrunners watched Kilgore reel off a 19-1 run to put the game out of reach.
The Lady ‘Runners will try and bounce back on Saturday against Panola as part of a women/men doubleheader. AC's ladies will tip off at 2 p.m. against the Fillies, and the Roadrunners will host Lee College beginning at 4 p.m.
Both games will be streamed live, and fans can catch the audio/video web cast
by logging on to www.angelina.edu
and clicking on the Athletics link.
Gary L. Stallard